Tearing off an old, dilapidated roof and installing a brand new one do a lot of good things for a home. However, many homeowners decide to put off roof replacement due to several reasons, such as expensive upfront costs and the length of time it takes. But the reality is that roofing problems won’t simply vanish because you don’t want to deal with them. In this article, a trusted roofer reveals what may happen if you delay roof replacement for too long.
Leaks. If your roof is damaged, it will lead to leaks and other water-related problems, such as rotting and mold growth. When leaks start, putting down a bucket to catch droplets may provide short-term help, but it won’t work forever. Only a replacement can effectively address this issue. This is also the reason why routine inspections are important. A roofer can spot potential problem areas before they take hold.
Structural Damage. If left untreated, leaks can lead to severe structural damage or collapse. Moisture continues to seep into the decking and affect the underlying components, further compromising the stability of your roofing. Water damage also increases the risk of an electrical fire. To keep your home and family safe, make sure to replace your damaged roof ahead of time.
Decreased Property Value. As a critical part of your exterior, your roof should look appealing and be in good condition all the time. If your roof is outdated and showing visible signs of damage, whether water- or wind-related, you’ll end up with poor curb appeal and even decreased property value.
For top-rated roof replacement and gutters repair services, turn to Chase Roofing LLC. Our certified team delivers industry-leading products and outstanding customer service to ensure the comfort and efficiency each and every client deserves. Call us today at (757) 260-5756 or fill out our contact form to request a free, no-obligation estimate. We serve Yorktown, VA, and the surrounding areas.